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8 Ways to Customize your Windows 10 Experience

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Paul
  • On September 7, 2018

Windows 10 is a series of personal computer and mobile operating system, which is the successor of the Windows 8.1 and is considered as one of the most successful operating system developed by Microsoft.

Since its launch over 200 million plus users has switched to Windows 10 which outpaces both Windows 7 and 8 users. According to Microsoft, Windows 10 is growing 140% faster than Windows 7 and over 400% faster than Windows 8.

There are many attractive features of Windows 10 which grabs the attention of the users like Task View, supporting Fingerprint, face recognition feature, best security features, a virtual desktop system and many more. And one of the most notable features of Windows 10 is the “support for universal apps”.

But after all this, still there are many users who want to customize windows 10 as per their requirements and in this article, we are here to help them. We have corrugated several ways to customize Windows 10’s look, background, color accent and many settings to the interface. So, let’s begin.

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Ways to Customize Windows 10

1. How to Customize the Background of Windows 10

One can customize the background of the desktop just to make it more attractive and engaging by setting up an image of his or her choice.

Desktop background can be changed by using the following steps

  • Open settings

  • Click on personalization

  • Click on background

  • Using the “Background” drop-down menu, select the Picture option.

  • Click the browse button to select the image you want to use.

Using the “Choose a fit” drop-down menu, select the option that best suits the image, including fill, stretch, center, span, etc.

Quick tip: Desktop Slideshow setting

If one wants a collection of pictures on his/her desktop, then follow the following steps:

  • Open settings

  • Click on personalization

  • Click on background

  • Using the “background” drop-down menu, select the slideshow option.

  • Click the browse button to select the folder with the images.

  • Use the “change picture every” drop-down menu to select how often the image will rotate.

  • If the order of the images is not important, turn on the shuffle toggle switch.

  • Using the “choose a fit” drop-down menu, select the option that best suits the images, including fill, stretch, center, span, etc.

2. How to customize or apply a new theme in Windows 10

The best way to change the look is a theme. A theme is just a collection of different type of wallpapers, colors, textures, sounds. So here are the steps to apply a new theme on Windows 10:

  • Open settings

  • Click on personalization

  • Click on themes

  • Click the get more themes in the store link.

  • Choose the theme you want and click the get button.

  • Then click at launch button

  • Now click on the newly added theme to apply

Quick Tip: If you really want to enhance your Windows 10 experience then you can also look up into Rainmeter skins. Wondering what it is? It is a tool which helps you to create beautiful themes for your Windows desktop. There are many cool and awesome Rainmeter skins available out there, so don’t forget to check them out.

3. How to customize the color accent in Windows 10

One of the best features of Windows 10 that it allows you to change the color accent that appears throughout the experience, including start, taskbar, action center, title bar, and linkable text in apps and all the settings. You can easily customize it as per your requirements by following the steps shown below.

Steps to apply a color accent

These are the steps to change the color:

  • Open settings

  • Click on personalization

  • Click on colors

  • Select the color accent, you want to use through the experience

Quick Tip: One more option is available in Windows 10, “Choose your Color”. In which Windows 10 itself decide the appropriate color accent, just check the “Automatically pick an accent color from my background”.

If the color one want is not shown in the list, then click on the custom color button, a palette will appear or can click the More button to enter the RGB or HSV code. As one gets his/her color, simply select the done button to apply the changes.

4. How to customize the transparency effect in windows 10

It is noticed that in some element of Windows 10 like Start, taskbar, Action Center and apps can include transparency effect with blur and noise texture also. One can easily enable and disable these effects as his/her wish by following these steps:

  • Open settings

  • Click on personalization

  • Click on colors

  • Under “more options” turn on or off the transparency effects toggle switch.

5. How to add or customize the colors of Windows 10 Elements

By default, Windows 10 is using color dark to start, taskbar and action center and a light color for title bars. But if anyone wants to customize it to make it more attractive then it’s possible to show the color accent in these elements by using the following simple steps:

  • Open Settings

  • Click on personalization

  • Click on colors

  • Under “More options,” check the start, taskbar, and action center option to show colors in those elements

  • Check the Title bars option to show the color accent in title bars of app and file explorer.

6. How to Select the mode of color in Windows 10 – Light and Dark Mode

There are two types of personalization modes in the Windows 10, Where light mode is by default and only works during daytime, while another mode which is the dark mode that uses a dark shade scheme in the background and another part of Operating System and supported apps also. This mode is very suitable for a low-light environment.

These are the following steps to switch between dark and light mode of Windows 10.

  • Open settings

  • Click on personalization

  • Click on colors

  • Under “more options,” select the light or dark using the “choose your default app mode” option.

7. How to customize the lock screen in Windows 10

The best part of the windows 10 is the flexibility it provides to its users. You can literally customize anything as the way you like. You can also customize the lock screen of Windows 10. This option let us allow the ability to set a custom image, collection of pictures, a collection of pictures, windows spotlight, and settings to control apps notifications.

Steps to customize the Lock Screen image:

When we turn on the computer lock screen uses “Windows spotlight” as the default option to show a new background. As this option will show attractive images, we can set anyone in it.

These are the following steps to customize the lock screen using a custom image:

  • Open settings

  • Click on personalization

  • Click on the lock screen

  • Use the “background” drop-down menu and just select the picture option

  • Click the browse button to locate the picture you want to use

Quick Tip: Setting a lock Screen Slideshow

Following are the steps to show a collection of images in your lock screen:

  • Open settings

  • Click on personalization

  • Click on the lock screen

  • Use the background drop-down menu, and select the slideshow option.

  • Click the add a folder button to locate the folder with the images you want to see

Additionally, one can click the advanced slideshow settings link to control other options.

8. How to customize the lock screen app in Windows 10

If one wants to customize his/her lock screen apps follow these steps to add and remove the apps that can appear in the experience:

  • Open settings

  • Click on personalization

  • Click on the lock screen

  • Details steps will be shown by only one app, if want to set it more than one app click the app button, under Choose an app to show detailed status.

So, guys this were some of the different ways by which you can customize windows 10. Although there are many more things to customize in windows 10 that would be helpful to make it user-friendly, attractive and personalized; but we will talk about them in the next article. So, make sure to follow us and leave your suggestions in the comments.

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